Breaking very bad
The Walter White of Wichita
George Marquardt was an eccentric gadgeteer in Kansas. But his self-taught chemistry made drug dealers millions. And when federal agents finally caught him, America’s first fentanyl epidemic came to a screeching halt.
Last chances in the second city
Last year, Chicago hospitals reported 74 narcotics overdoses in 72 hours. On the city's notorious “Heroin Highway,” addicts and activists showed Fusion how fentanyl is taking over the black market — and their lives.
The Lucrative Lifesaver
Politicians like Hillary and Obama are promoting a wonder drug to save opiate addicts from deadly overdoses. Its rising cost is enriching some of the same prescription drugmakers who produce the addictive opiates in the first place.